Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays from Adhesif Clothing!

Can you believe that 2014 is coming to an end?
Surprising isn't it?!?

 It's been an incredible year for us here at Adhesif Clothing filled with meeting so many new wonderful clients & adding new fabulous designers to our roster of already fabulous local & national Canadian talent!
We feel so thankful for having a space to be able to showcase not only our own latest and greatest designs but that of SO many talented makers in our city!
The Adhesif Clothing shop never looked better!

Above dresses by Montreal's own Cokluch

Romantic vintage inspired earrings by Bueno Style above


Adhesif Clothing would like to welcome newcomers eco brand Noujica (also from Montreal) to our roster of amazing Canadian designers!

Braided & reversible Italian leather belts by Bronsino 

We have Dotted Loop's glamy upcycled vintage Pirate Booty Necklaces, perfect for holiday dress up!

We love the graphic leather work of Vancouver's own Flightpath designs.
We just received a new drop off today in fact. 
Hair clips, graphically printed leather sleeves with mason jars & keychains! 
Perfect little handmade goodies for stocking stuffers!

Printed leather coin purses a useful & fun gift by Bronsino

Quartz Crystals EVERYWHERE! 
That`s good mojo for sure :)
We have beautiful adjustable brass & quartz rings by Edmonton designer Cloud & Lolly

Wooden charmed pieces by Carmen West Creative, FAB leather stamped wallets by Cokluch & art cards by Yapes Paints!

Oodles of sweet reclaimed jems by Sweet Harriet

Handknit toques & headbands by veteran textile artist Sola Fiedler

The list goes on and on so make sure you have the Adhesif Clothing shop on your list of places to stop by for all your last minute gifty gifts
...and heck?! Why not treat yourself while you're at...
shopping's hard work after all and you deserve it ;)

For all of you out of town folk, check out our Etsy shop. 
There is a record number of items posted there right now. Just follow the link below to see what's in store...

The lovely Sweet Harriet with Adhesif Clothing`s Fingerless Mittens

Above photo from SHEI Magazine's blog post about Adhesif Clothing's FW 2014

Above photo's by Thomas Ruppel Photography

After a long but productive year in the studio & shop we will be taking a short holiday break to recharge the ol`creative juices. 
We will be closing up shop for a few weeks...

Holiday Schedule

CLOSED Monday December 22nd 2014

REOPEN Saturday January 10th 2015

That means there`s only 2 full days left to shop before the new year! Jeepers!
Wishing you all a bright & happy holiday season 
with a great start in the new year!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sweater Poet

I have a major sweater obsession. 
I think it might very well be a Canadian thing...I was after all born in one of the coldest inhabitable places on earth. I remember growing up in the 80's in Montreal, Quebec...the sharpness of -40 wind, snow waist high...

I remember wiping down giant humps of snow to locate the family car and turning the back yard into our very own personal ice rink by throwing buckets of water onto the frozen solid ground.

Through it all I still remember my favorite childhood sweaters 
(..aaaand the 80's had some pretty badass sweater btw) 
I still recollect how my fave sweaters made me feel when I wore them. 

 Today it's vintage sweaters that tickle me pink!!
(I'm pointing at an applique heart in the pocket I sewed into the pocket of that magical 1950's reworked sweater I was modeling)

 Funny thing love of sweaters turned into a passion to rework the vintage ones scource 
(and usually in need of some major TLC) 
into wonderful, one-of-a-kind, toasty work of wearable art! 

(see under collections to view photography credits for above images )

During this time of year I become an overtime poet of major sweater mutilation... 

After all these of the most popular items I design and create are still our re-worked/upcycled sweaters & cardigans. Over the last 10 years I've made thousands of handmade sweaters & they're still one of my most fave things to create!

Tomorrow we head off to Vancouver Island to set up for our 2nd holiday market of the year!
The Out of Hand Show starts on Friday November 28th and goes to Sunday November 30th.  
Check out the shows website for hours & details